As the Super-Dimensional Fortress-1, with its hold full of human refugees, continues its return journey to Earth, Rick Hunter, newly enlisted as an ace Veritech pilot, defends the ship from the giant Zentradi aliens that seek to capture it. The book opens with Rick Hunter trying to chat up Minmei yet again, this time in his new Robotech Defense Force uniform. He is blocked by his friend and mentor Roy Fokker, who informs him that they are in a red-alert ... Battlehymn - Robotech 4
The conflict between the Zentradi and the humans aboard the SDF-1 takes a twist when portions of the alien armada begin to defect to the side of Earth. The action in the series resumes with Captain Gloval, disgusted with the inaction of the UEG council (which has grounded the SDF-1 for the time being, leaving its crew and civilians in limbo), relaunches the vessel. He attempts to cause a political scandal by hovering the ship near a populated area, in or... Doomsday - Robotech 6
As the Earth reels from the destructive force unleashed in the last moments of the Zentradi invasion, rebellious aliens square off with Rick Hunter and the other defenders of the Earth. The book opens with the distant Robotech Masters, learning of the failures of their Zentradi servants to defeat the Earth. They prepare their own fleet to mobilize, and begin the long voyage to Earth (which will not end until the next book).
Back on Earth, Rick Hunter... Force of Arms - Robotech 5
The struggle between the SSDF-1 and the Zentradi armada comes to a head as, torn by desertions and social disintegration, the aliens turn their full might against the ship. The novel begins with discord between the human population and the newly-arrived Zentradi defectors. Some do better than others; the original three infiltrators and spies turned sympathizers, Bron, Rico, and Konta, are dating three members of the bridge crew.
Lisa Hayes, second-in-...
Homecoming - Robotech 3
The SDF-1 nears the end of its year-long journey back to Earth as Rick Hunter and his fellow pilots fight to fend off the giant Zentradi aliens that seek to capture the ship. The book picks up where Battle Cry ended, with Rick and company in a stolen Battlepod, surrounded by Veritechs from their own ship. The fighters, including Roy Fokker, refrain from destroying the Battlepod, instead opening it up cautiously. Rick, Ben, Max, and Lisa reintegrate into ... Invid Invasion - Robotech 10
Fighter pilot Scott Bernard, trapped on Earth when a counterattack against the Invid occupiers goes wrong, rallies resistance fighters and seeks to strike back at the invaders. As the next chapter in the Robotech saga opens, the Invid have already conquered the Earth, sweeping aside the battered remnants of the Army of the Southern Cross. The Robotech Expeditionary Force, now a member of a coalition of alien races called the Sentinels (more on them in Bo... Metamorphosis - Robotech 11
As Scott Bernard and his companions continue to fight their way towards Reflex Point, details of the insidious plans of the Invid and their ruler, the Regis, become clear. The novel begins with Scott Bernard, Rand, and Annie inadvertently stumbling across an Invid genetic experiment, the Genesis Pit. In the pit, Invid forms mix with life forms recreated from Earth's history as the Regis, overlord of the Invid contingent on Earth, seeks to unravel the gen... Robotech Genesis
After the spacecraft SDF-1 is forced to flee the Earth in the wake of a disastrous attack by the giant Zentradi aliens on the day of its launch, young Rick Hunter, a pilot for a flying circus caught up in the ship's wake, must find his place in the intergalactic struggle. In the "distant future" of 1999 (the book was written in 1987), a global civil war on Earth is interrupted by the crash of an alien spacecraft. A boarding party is soon put together, in... Southern Cross - Robotech 7
The generational Robotech saga passes the torch to the next set of heroes as Dana Sterling, a tank driver for the Armored Tactical Assault Corps, leads the fightback against the sinister Robotech Masters. Dana Sterling is the daughter of two heroes of the Earth - Max and Miriya Sterling, the fighter aces whose love helped bridge the separation of the human and Zentradi people. Her parents, along with the remnants of the first generation of Robotech heroe... Symphony of Light - Robotech 12
As Scott and his freedom fighters rush to join the main REF assault on Reflex Point, the Invid Regis' evolutionary scheme continues to unfold. As the resistance team led by Scott Bernard relaxes for a moment in the snow, Invid forces led by the Invid-human hybrid Sera attack. Sera's conflicting feelings for Lancer lead to hesitation in the moment. The battle is interrupted by an avalanche which cuts the two forces off from one another. Eventually the tea...
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The Devil's Hand - Robotech 1
Admiral Rick Hunter leads the Robotech Expeditionary Force on their trip to Tirol, the homeworld of the Robotech Masters, only to find the planet being ravaged by a faction of the Invid led by the Regent. The heroes of the First Robotech War prepare for two big events, the launching of the SDF-3 and the marriage of Rick Hunter and Lisa Hayes. Various luminaries gather for the festivities, and discuss their concerns about the safety of the mission. The SD... The Final Nightmare - Robotech 9
The final chapter of the Southern Cross saga finds Dana Sterling and the members of the 15ht ATAC trying to survive the apocalyptic end of the Second Robotech War. The novel opens with the remnants of the Earth's first heavy assault on the Master forces trapped on a civilian lunar base. Back at the Earth high command, General Leonard is inexplicably happy at this result; he plans to somehow use these forces as a part of a pincer attack on the enemy. Gene...